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  • Bob Costas: Stand for anthem, then take a knee

    10/01/2017 7:23:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | September 30, 2017 | Alexandra King
    NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas suggested Saturday that protesting NFL players should wait until "the last note" of the national anthem to take a knee. Costas's comments came a week after NFL players locked arms to protest President Donald Trump's criticisms of those who kneel during the National Anthem. But the veteran sports journalist told CNN's Michael Smerconish that he believed a different approach could be more effective. "The idea of linking protests, no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting, directly to the National Anthem is not just offensive to the love-it-or-leave-it crowd. It actually causes ambivalent feelings,...
  • NBC Sports Reporter Bob Costas Gets Political On CNN

    09/25/2017 9:45:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/17 | Nick Givas
    NBC sports reporter Bob Costas assumed the role of political commentator Monday when he praised Colin Kaepernick and called out President Donald Trump on CNN’s “New Day.” “It’s very clear that there’s almost no one in the NFL who wants to support or rationalize the tone and content of President Trump’s remarks,” he said. “I hope others follow Kapernick’s lead. Not in some of the naive political statements he’s occasionally made, but getting involved in the community and actually doing things. Which many NFL players already do, but it’s just not spotlighted.” Costas said he supported the decision by the...
  • Anti-Trump GOP hysteria over imaginary Trump ‘enemies list’

    06/12/2016 6:58:31 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The panty-wadding on the part of anti-Trump Republicans is reaching comic proportions. The latest example involves a fantasy based on a third-hand report. It all began when sportscaster Robert Costa gave a friend-of-a-friend third hand account in a tweet of something Donald Trump supposedly had said, off the record
  • Bob Costas: Did Founders Want Us Buying ‘Cop-Killer, Armor Piercing Bullets?’

    03/23/2015 9:37:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | March 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On the March 20 episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas laughed off criticism of his many pro-gun control comments and added to them by asking if people really believe the Founding Fathers wanted “private citizens… to purchase cop-killer, armor-piercing bullets” and an “AK-47″? Maher opened the door for Costas to do so by citing topics Costas has spoken on –“gay, guns, head injuries”– and suggesting Costas “has to” talk about these things because not other “sportscaster” or “broadcaster” is doing it. The focus then turned to Costas’ April 2014 suggestion that athletes can’t be trusted...
  • Bob Costas offers wager to his gun critics

    04/03/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2014 | By TAL KOPAN
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas is not backing down in the face of criticism for his outspoken advocacy of gun control. In fact, he’s challenging his critics to a bet. Costas was asked about the controversial political positions he has taken on the air, including gun control, in an interview with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, and said it’s very much an issue in sports that deserves to be talked about. “Here’s what I would say to anybody who any time they hear the word guns automatically goes off, like, ‘Oh, they’re going to repeal the Second Amendment,’” Costas said. “Let’s...
  • Jackson cut by Eagles follows ‘gang’ report; Jets still interested

    03/29/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Brian Costello
    It’s your move, Woody Johnson. The Eagles released star wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday, making him a free agent the Jets and their owner may want to grab. Jackson was released shortly after a report revealed the Eagles had concerns about his ties to gang activity in Los Angeles, complicating any decision on the receiver. --SNIP-- But the situation got a lot murkier Friday with the NJ.com report that Jackson was contacted by the LAPD about a 2010 gang-related murder. The police said Jackson was never a suspect, but his ties to Theron Shakir, a purported member of the...
  • Jerk of the Week - Bob Costas

    03/15/2014 3:09:14 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It's that time of the week again where we look among all the deserving idiots and pick our Jerk of the Week. This week was packed with the usual suspects of President Obama, John Kerry, Michael Bloomberg, and many others. I had almost decided to pick Lebron James and other celebrities shilling for ObamaCare (which they'll never have to use being wealthy themselves), but in the final tally, the winner was Bob Costas. For his continued anti-Second Amendment rants and utter hypocrisy, he is our Jerk of the Week. The far left leanings of Bob Costas became painfully apparent in...
  • Bob Costas: My Armed Security Doesn't Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns

    03/10/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 9th NBC's Bob Costas dismissed criticism of his having armed guards while disparaging "gun culture" by saying his guards were NBC and NFL security, not "personal" bodyguards. He did this while being interviewed by Fox News's Howard Kurtz, who brought up Costas's December 2012 halftime criticism of "the NFL's gun culture." Kurtz said, "You were accused of injecting politics into halftime, and Fox News's Greg Gutfeld said you were 'a hypocritical buffoon' because you're in New York, and you're surrounded by armed guards, and you don't have to worry about safety."
  • Bob Costas’ Olympic pink eye from ‘botched Botox’

    03/07/2014 3:02:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3-6-14 | Emilly Smith
    Bob Costas got his infamous case of Olympic pink eye from botched Botox, a source claims to Page Six. NBC’s prime-time Olympics host, who had to take a six-day absence after coming down with viral conjunctivitis in both eyes, contracted the infection after a Botox procedure to smooth out wrinkles prior to the Olympics. Our source said, “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.” NBC strongly denies that Costas — who arrived to host the games in Sochi with a forehead smoother than the Olympic luge track — developed the infection...
  • Was Obama Stoned for NBC Olympics Interview?

    02/07/2014 4:59:35 PM PST · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Friday, February 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    I just watched President Obama's taped interview with Bob Costas on NBC. He looked stoned. I'm not the only one who has that impression after seeing his droopy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and droopy mouth. Twitter lit up with comments about Obama's stoned appearance.
  • Media Avoids Commenting on Stoned Appearance of Obama in Olympics Interview

    02/09/2014 10:47:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, February 8, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    I follow many reporters on Twitter. They are usually free with their observations of the political scene—some more free than others. They have a caustic wit from years of covering hack politicians, but they also have a protective manner when it comes to President Barack Obama. A case in point is Obama’s interview with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas taped Thursday but broadcast Friday evening as part of the network’s coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. As reported last night at the Gateway Pundit, viewers took to Twitter last night to express their astonishment at...
  • Was Obama stoned during Bob Costas interview?

    02/08/2014 8:41:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The emergence of Twitter as a social media goliath has unleashed gossip and speculation as a media force. The long term consequences are unknowable, but in the meantime, with a far left president with a dicey past, it is producing some highly amusing results. Last night, President Obama explained to Bob Costas of NBC Sports why he wasn’t attending the Sochi Olympics, but the substance of what he had to say was lost in the controversy that erupted on Twitter over whether or not he was stoned. Yahoo writer Mike Oz took the high road, as would nearly any journalist,...
  • ‘Is Obama stoned?’: President just not that into Bob Costas interview

    02/08/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/7/2014 | Staff
    Hey, the president’s an athlete too. He’s golfed with Tiger Woods, is an avid skeet shooter and knows a thing or 22 about shooting free throws. Tonight, though, in an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas, President Obama looked like he just wanted to go to sleep....
  • PUTIN PROPAGANDA: NBC’s Bob Costas portrays Russian leader as great peacemaker

    02/07/2014 6:09:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jaime Weinstein
    If all you know about Vladimir Putin is what you learned from Bob Costas during NBC’s Olympic coverage Thursday night, you might be excused for thinking the Russian autocrat is a great peacemaker on the world stage. Costas ran a video montage to bring viewers up to speed on the Russian president as the Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia. For a minute, NBC looked an awful lot like a Russian propaganda network — at least in how it portrayed Putin as a leader in the international arena. “Just in the past year, Putin brokered a deal to allow...
  • Satire Gone Too Far? The Onion Hurls Slurs At Redskins Owner

    10/22/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    WCBS TV NYC ^ | October 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A satirical publication is making real news with its take on the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins nickname.</p> <p>An article posted to The Onion’s website on Monday featured anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes aimed at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is Jewish.</p>
  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Sowell: Race hustling could start a war

    11/02/2013 9:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 23, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting the pressures to change the name of his football team. The argument is that Native Americans are offended by the name, though there is no compelling evidence that most Native Americans are worked up about it. Nor is there any evidence that anyone intended the name to be insulting, either by this team or any number of other sports teams that have...
  • Redskins Owner to Meet with NFL Commissioner over Team Name

    10/29/2013 10:34:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/29/13 | upi/breitbart sports
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before NFL leaders meet with team name opponents. A person knowledgeable about the situation said there wasn't any indication that Snyder has moved from his position against changing the team's name, the Washington Post reported Monday.
  • Bob Costas Weighs In On Redskins Controversy: "It's An Insult, A Slur" (video)

    10/13/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 80 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 13, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    BOB COSTAS: Think for a moment about the term Redskins and how it truly differs from all the others. Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, Redskins can't possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It's an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present day intent. It's fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended. But if you take a...
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.